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Qingdao Eagles VS Guangzhou Loong Lions Prediction, Picks, Odds, News, H2H - 4/11/24

Qingdao Eagles  VS Guangzhou Loong Lions Prediction, Picks, Odds, News, H2H - 4/11/24
Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo: Dallas Moore of Guangzhou Loong Lions competes during the 20th round match between Xinjiang Flying Tigers and Guangzhou Loong Lions

On the second day of the CBA 1/8 – Finals playoff, anticipation rises for what promises to be a closely contested basketball match as the 8th-seeded Qingdao Eagles host the 9th-seeded Guangzhou. The upcoming second leg game, scheduled three days later, intensifies the stakes, with the series winner facing the formidable challenge of battling against the regular phase champions, Liaoning Flying Leopards, in the quarter-finals. Our Eagles vs Loong Lions prediction is available below!

Initially, the odds favored the visiting Loong Lions, albeit slightly, with a 1.75 mark. However, the scales tipped in favor of the home team following reports of forward Morris Kemp’s potential absence from the game. As a result, the Eagles are now the favored side, boasting odds of 1.45, while the Loong Lions’ odds sit at 2.65. The current point spread stands at +/- 6, with the total point margin set at 198.5, marking the lowest among the first four CBA playoff games.

Eagles vs Loong Lions Prediction and Picks  

  • Selection: Guangzhou Loong Lions to cover the +7.5 AH spread
  • Odds: 1.79
  • Bookmaker: GGBET
  • Stake: 3/10

Odds are as of April 11th, 2024. Odds may now differ. 

The Eagles enter the playoffs in strong form, clinching victory in five of their last six regular phase matches. However, their recent success is somewhat tempered by the relative ease of their schedule, mainly facing non-playoff teams. Looking deeper, the Eagles’ performance against playoff-bound teams paints a concerning picture. In their last 14 games, they’ve faced playoff rivals eight times, managing only two wins and covering the spread just once – a worrisome trend heading into the playoffs.

Conversely, the Loong Lions boast an impressive streak of nine wins in their last ten games, triumphing over formidable opponents such as Xinjiang, Zhejiang Guangsha, and Shenzhen Leopards. Taking a glance at their recent history, Guangzhou has rarely lost by more than 7.5 points. In the last 20 games, this has only happened twice, showcasing their consistent ability to stay competitive, even in tough matchups.

The visiting team made a big shift during the middle of the season, trading a very important center, Li Yanzhe, and no one thought that would be a good thing. However, that turned out to be the right move because they totally changed the playstyle, which now relies much more on 3-point volume shooting. It remains to be seen whether that will be a good tactic in the Playoffs, but we believe in their abilities until proven otherwise. 


  • Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2024
  • Time: 13:35 (CEST)
  • Arena: Conson Stadium
  • Location: Qingdao


At the conclusion of the regular season, the CBA recognized standout performers with individual awards. Among them, young center Yang Hansen stood out, securing the best young player and best defensive player and being selected to the All-CBA team. Throughout the season, he maintained impressive averages of 15 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.2 blocks per game, while playing an average of 33.8 minutes.


The key concern for the Loong Lions revolves around the availability of American forward Morris Kemp for the upcoming game. Kemp has been sidelined for the past three games due to a fractured palm and his status remains uncertain. Throughout the season, Kemp has been a significant contributor, averaging 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while logging an average of 20.2 minutes on the court.


Throughout the season, these teams faced off four times. The Eagles emerged victorious in the initial two meetings, whereas the Loong Lions secured wins in the latter two matchups. Notably, their most recent encounter took place a mere 20 days ago.

  • Mar 21st, 2024 – Qingdao Eagles vs Guangzhou Loong Lions – 99:102
  • Jan 25th, 2024 – Guangzhou Loong Lions vs Qingdao Eagles – 108:98
  • Dec 29th, 2023 – Qingdao Eagles vs Guangzhou Loong Lions – 92:85
  • Nov 13th, 2023 – Guangzhou Loong Lions vs Qingdao Eagles – 96:101


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